MINSK, 21 July (BelTA) – High-class fire trucks are made in Belarus these days, BelTA learned from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Boris Gryzlov.
Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Aleksandr Turchin and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Boris Gryzlov visited a number of enterprises located in Borisov District, Minsk Oblast on 21 July. In particular, they visited OOO Pozhsnab and OAO BATE, the managing company of the holding company Automotive Components.
Boris Gryzlov said: “It was very interesting for me to visit these enterprises, which boast high competences. What I saw confirmed my knowledge in this area. And I saw the things mentioned at previous meetings with my own eyes. Fire trucks are manufactured in compliance with very high standards these days. There are a lot of new things. There are trucks that can transport 5 tonnes of water. They can reduce the number of fire teams and make the fire service more effective.”
In his words, the most important thing is that there are a large number of modifications: trucks able to operate in large cities, on soft soils, in forests. There is no doubt that forest fires are a very important thing. “We have to preserve forests. These fire trucks can take care of that,” the ambassador stressed.
Chairman of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee Aleksandr Turchin added that Pozhsnab and BATE have huge prospects of cooperation with Russian companies and work on the Russian market. “We have to try and build durable and long-term relations between the Belarusian private sector and the Russian one so that we could rest assured of medium-term and long-term prospects, of the durability and stability of these mutual relations. There can be various mechanisms, but nevertheless, they exist. For our enterprises among other things it means confidence in tomorrow, in the preservation of worker collectives.”